Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/26811
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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Prospective elementary teachers' beliefs about collaborative problem solving and dialogue in mathematics
Author(s): Xenofontos, Constantinos
Kyriakou, Artemis
Contact Email: constantionos.xenofontos@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: prospective teachers
beliefs
collaborative problem solving
dialogue
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Xenofontos C & Kyriakou A (2017) Prospective elementary teachers' beliefs about collaborative problem solving and dialogue in mathematics, Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 19 (2), pp. 142-158.
Abstract: This study is concerned with prospective elementary teachers’ beliefs about collaborative problem solving and dialogue in mathematics classrooms. Participants (n=16) attended an undergraduate module titled Problem Solving in Primary Mathematics, which was specifically designed to provide them with opportunities in collaborative problem solving and dialogic activities. Students were invited to answer an open-ended questionnaire at the beginning and end of the course. In addition, at the end of the semester, students wrote individual reflective reports commenting on their experiences. Qualitative analyses revealed three areas of beliefs for which positive changes were observed: (a) dialogue and its relation to school mathematics, (b) the characteristics of a ‘good’ interlocutor, and (c) the importance of collaborative problem solving. This paper closes with a discussion concerning the implementations of our findings and suggestions for future research.
URL: https://mted.merga.net.au/index.php/mted/article/view/369
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Published in Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 19(2), pp. 142-152, 2017 by Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (CIMT): https://mted.merga.net.au/index.php/mted/article/view/369

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